The lights dim, the music starts and the velvet curtain opens! The show has started. People in bright costumes are singing, acting and dancing. This is only half the wonder of seeing a Broadway show.
Just before you take a seat at a Broadway show, you are given a Playbill. A Playbill is a program that includes the show's logo, Who's Who in the Cast, and a list of the show's songs and who sings them. Playbills are both helpful at the show and create a great souvenir to save afterward.
After the cast takes a final bow, the memories you can make with a Playbill can happen at the stage door.
At the stage door, the actors come out after the show has ended. They will sign your Playbill and even take pictures with you. The more autographs on your Playbill, the greater the memory.
Sometimes you have to wait a while for the actor playing the lead role or your favorite Broadway star, but it is worth the wait because their autograph gives you a lasting memory.
I have saved all my Playbills from Broadway shows I've been to, including "Pippin," "Shrek the Musical," "Wicked," "Elf: The Musical," "Sister Act" and more!
I hope to go to more shows and create more long-lasting memories with family and friends. If there's a special occasion, celebrate by seeing a Broadway show and maybe wait by the stage door for autographs to create memories that will last a lifetime.